Disappointment....this is the girlfriend (who insisted on staying at a spa and paying for it and typing a review on a mac which is hideous in comparison to a PC) writing. First and foremost ladies if you book a spa hotel you expect a massage to be relaxing (rather than being herded in to a room without a word and told to don paper pants). The massage was rubbish (although 'Benjamin' obviously thoroughly enjoyed it as inexperienced in the world of 'spas'). Walking out without a word after a massage is, in my view, rude and leaves one somewhat confused as to what to do next....do you just get up and leave or wait until the return of the aloof masseuse?
The spa in itself is good fun...especially check out the bizarre series of shower 'experiences' - like walking over a cobbled street in a strangely lit red light district with varying degrees of hot and cold steam/shower arrangements!
The pool area was stunning (if a little chilly in October) but brings the star rating up substantially.
The room was disappointing. REALLY uncomfortable beds (seriously, I almost resorted to sleeping on the cold tiled floor or the inexplicably small shower!). No bath - what is going on in Sardinia...? Seriously, I expected a hot tub (or at least a bath). If you are a size 6 you will get in the shower (fairly) comfortably and be able to wash your hair. If you are a size 8 you will struggle.
The balcony was awesome and offered an amazing view. The beach was actually out of this world! Private beach with an AMAZING restaurant, fit for a queen. Windy in October but still stunning and very romantic.
BEWARE of the marvel of the accordion! Not sure whether this is a year round event or whether we were just unlucky but wherever it was, it was audible!!
No internet available outside of the reception area.
Prosecco in abundance.
Food good and forthcoming but have had better.
Altogether, I could have spent 2 nights in a 5* resort in the Maldives for the same price! Not impressed.
My views may have been softer (less angered) if the prices had not been so steep (and I am not tight!).....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel La Rocca is a small jewel, situated 2km from Baja Sardinia,one of Sardinia's most prestigious towns, adjacent to the Costa Smeralda and just 6km from Porto Cervo. The Hotel contain 55 smart guest rooms and suites, which are very comfortably furnished in Mediterranean style.La Rocca has its own private, sandy beach, located just 800 metres away, where you can use the parasols and sun loungers free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Rocca Hotel
- La Rocca Baia Sardinia
- Hotel La Rocca Resort & Spa Sardinia/Baia Sardinia